Let us share with you some of the green spaces in Paris that are perfect for a family day out or a lovely stroll! One such place we stumbled upon recently was the lesser known but glorious Parc des Buttes Chaumont.
A jewel in the crown of Northern Paris, we took the trek across the city, with the offspring in tow and made a day of it. The children loved it and we did too – but you have to be pretty fit to handle the hills in this park! An oxygen tank would have been handy en route to the top! This aside, it was fun! :D.
We even saw a man take his parrot for a walk (sic) and a young guy wandering through the park playing his ukulele. It was a breath of fresh air! And there were no Park Police, Hurray!
Here are a few facts and our pics to give you some history and a feel for for the place.
Enjoy, MLP (Mama Loves Parklife) x
10 things you should know about Parc des Buttes Chaumont
- It is the fifth largest park in Paris.
- The park is nestled across 25 acres of land in the 19th arrondissement.
- There is a huge lake at the heart of it, which is surrounded by the Ile de la Belvédère.
- The island is hilly almost mountainous in parts! Get yer hiking boots ready!
- A stunning red suspension bridge hangs majestically across the middle of the lake – vertigo sufferers be warned!Interestingly, it was designed by Gustave Eiffel! Creator of the Eiffel Tower.
- The most famous feature here is the Temple de la Sybille, perched at the top of a cliff, fifty metres above the lake. It was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy.
- A steep 173 step escalier (staircase) gets you to the summit in this park.
- There is also a stone bridge that connects the island to the rest of the park.
- You’ll find three restaurants here.
- Four wi-fi zones keep you connected.
Parc des Buttes Chaumont, 1 Rue Botzaris, 75019 Paris
Open until 10pm